by Rick Pidcock
In May of 2000, I walked out the center aisle of a small Baptist Church with twelve other classmates for my high school graduation. And at the time, I found myself feeling torn. On one hand, I was very excited to be finished with school, and to begin the next phase of life. But my excitement was mixed with fear. My fear was not the fear of major life choices such as where to go to college, who to date, what career to pursue, or where to live. My fear, rather, was in the potential spiritual disaster that would lie ahead for my Christian school friends.
As life has developed since that event, I’d like to share some thoughts on the Christian School movement (CSM) in light of Hebrews 6:4-12. Though this passage was not originally intended for today’s CSM, it can be applied in order to give us a much clearer understanding of what is going on with graduates of Christian Schools.
Before I begin in Hebrews, I would like first to give one of the most fundamental foundations of the Christian life. Namely, that what God begins, He completes. (more…)